Maintenance Supervisor

in Gananoque, ON

Maintenance Supervisor Job

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    215 Herbert St
    Gananoque, ON K7G 2Y7, Canada

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    Full time

**$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Available**

Cardinal Health, with over 1300 employees in Canada, is an essential link in the Canadian healthcare supply chain, providing over 70,000 products to healthcare facilities and medical professionals across the country.

Cardinal Health-Gananoque manufactures many life impacting medical devices that help our customers thrive in a changing world. We are your humble partners, striving each day to make healthcare more efficient and effective and our patients as healthy as possible. We are more than 350 employees with 113 years of Canadian history, a deep understanding of the medical devices we manufacture every day and a passion for innovation.

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor for a full time, permanent position within our Gananoque facility.

As a member of the Leadership Team, you will lead our site’s maintenance programs, develop strategies to improve these programs to the latest industry best practices. You will accomplish this by leveraging your team of highly skilled mechanical/facilities and electrical staff to collaborate with Operations and other site teams to achieve our site goals, within an FDA regulated 24/7 operation.

Key areas of responsibilities will be to deliver improvements to our site equipment reliability (OEE), maintenance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), standardizing our preventative and predictive maintenance programs, while developing our entire workforce on maintenance excellence. This role also provides leadership to the supplies storeroom and maintenance information system (Maximo).


As a leader your daily actions are expected to be carried out as a role model in exhibiting such behaviors and fostering the development of our corporate values.

Actively lead, coach, guide employees in partnership with technical Lead Hand to achieve performance targets within Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Conduct performance and coaching discussions including formal performance reviews.

Collaborate with respective teams and other site leaders to optimize manufacturing throughput and Operational excellence initiatives. 

Accountable for downtime management utilizing LEAN and OEE methodologies. 

Identify, lead, and support continuous improvement opportunities in process, equipment, and systems.

Implement maintenance excellence programs, technology advancements and best practices into our operations.

Focus team around making reliable improvements in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).  Proven ability to implement robust solutions to re-occurring opportunities.

Use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to solving equipment problems. 

Work closely with the Operations and Engineering Teams to coordinate maintenance events to include resource planning, change overs, preventative maintenance, facilities, and project scheduling.

Oversee facility maintenance to ensure continuity of site operations, including production and all internal/external site needs in partnership with maintenance staff and vendor services. 

Assess the facility's resource requirements, designing and optimizing the facility's layout and critical operational systems, overseeing capital projects, and overseeing the maintenance and preventative maintenance of infrastructure and equipment (i.e., carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy management, fire preparedness, HVAC, overhead doors, compressed air, flooring, roofing etc.).

Work with other Cardinal Health manufacturing facilities in spreading and adopting best practices.

Help develop, train and mentor Team Leads, Maintenance and Operations personnel.

Utilize corporate capital processes to support project execution in a financially responsible fashion, in collaboration with Senior Leadership

Support operations & maintenance, project teams by providing direct technical expertise during trouble shooting, optimization, centre lining and maintenance activities.

Coordinate and directs contractor activities

Responsible for seeing that all related activities are performed in a manner that complies with the Cardinal Quality Management, Safety or Environmental Management Systems, and all governing regulatory bodies.

Ability to work flexible hours to support operations.

Occasional travel (less than 5%) to other manufacturing locations, training, and trade shows.

Other duties as assigned.


3-4 Year College Diploma (in related field) and/or Undergraduate Degree in Engineering (preferred)

Minimum of 3-5 years industrial/manufacturing maintenance experience.

At least 2-3 years' experience in implementing reliability centered maintenance programs, principles, and equipment or process improvements

Have an understanding of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Formal business management training, education, and related experience an asset

Industrial/manufacturing process and/or packaging automation experience

Strong work ethic and a desire to exceed, must be a change agent

Ability to lead, manage multi-disciplinary teams

Open and engaging to effectively interface with others

Good verbal and written communication skills

Working knowledge of quality system regulations

Maintenance Information System experience (Maximo preferred)

Proven track record of ability to handle multi-tasks simultaneously.  Must be able to make decisions in an independent mode, if necessary

Strong mechanical and electrical background

PLC/Controls knowledge and experience

Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques an asset

Solid trouble shooting skills

Our Employees all benefit from:

Full dental and health benefits including life insurance from day 1

Pension plan with employer matching contribution

Incentive plan participation

Paid vacation days

Tuition reimbursement

Cardinal Health is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Cardinal Health is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Human Resources team is responsible for working with applicants requesting an accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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